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Outdoor dining smoking ban: all smoke and no fire

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS AND PETA GILBERT No fines or prosecutions have been issued under new smoking laws introduced in NSW on July 6 this year, according to the NSW Department of Health. But that doesn’t mean the implementation of the new laws has everyone happy, with businesses having to police smokers and apologise to disgruntled […]

Potts Point cafe takes aim at council over closure

Yet another popular establishment has fallen victim to prescriptive City of Sydney regulations, with Potts Point cafe La Croix closing its doors. “We have closed as we are no longer able to continue to operate under council’s unreasonably restrictive conditions”, the cafe’s website reads. Cafe co-owner Annie Wilkes describes it using terms of warfare. She […]